2015 Austin Musician of the Year
Friday, November 16, 2018
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globei, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band's Tiny Desk concert made NPR's top 15 of 2015.
Chavez's passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through
the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D”, which took home the Grand Prize
in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, tells the story of her experience
volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she and her partner
founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas. The fund celebrated its
first two college graduates in 2016. Gina and her band have performed in eight
countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department.
“Most striking is Chavez's ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and Latin genres, and even between languages: When she passes mid-song from English to Spanish and back, it's the most natural thing in the world.” -The Boston Globe
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